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Travel Blogs from Stirling
4 August Monday We drove from Nairn to Stirling, our longest drive of the whole trip. We passed two whiskey distilleries (Dalwinnie and Blair Athol) but could not stop as still to far to drive with a dram or two under my belt. Scenery constantly changes from mountains to more rolling type plains We are staying at the Highland Hotel half the way up the hill in the old town. Once we settled in we did the hop on hop off ...
... Not really, but we needed to be comfortable for 17 days especially with our ever growing luggage. A Volvo suited our needs and drives very well. Margaret is navigator, Cheryl is back seat driver and I had the wheel. Decided to do the bridge crossings as the bridges are spectacular in design and engineering. Drove the Fife Scenic Route and found our way to the Falkirk Wheel. We passed these huge horses heads beside the road. The Falkirk Wheel ...
... poking my head out of the circular wooden window to see what the sheep were doing. I reflected on the sheer size and quantity of mountains and concluded that I had rarely seen anything quite as beautiful. I told myself that someday I would be back here to this very cabin with my partner, who was sorely missing from this magical scene.
Yet again, I needed to leave a place that had rapidly become close to my heart, and I bid Les farewell the next morning and drove onwards. ...
... the breakdown cover. We were unable to find any company in the UK who would cover us for a full years travelling abroad. The best we could find was 6 months cover at £170. We then tried ADAC, who are Germany's version of the AA, who were excellent. We rang them direct in Germany, the phone was answered ...
... with mashed potatoes and mashed turnips. Quite yummy!
Passed by the Scott Monument (for Sir Walter Scott) and Jenner's department store. Jenner's is to Edinburgh what Harrod's is to London. SUPER cool store. Went in and all the original architecture is still intact but it's been updated for the modern world. Really great old store.
Then, straight up the ...
Other places to stay in Stirling
Spittal Street, Stirling | 4 star hotelfrom $151
- Friendly staff
- Hogmanay in Stirling highly recommended
Springkerse Business Park, Stirling | 2 star hotelfrom $102
8-10 King St., Stirling | 2 star hotelfrom $106
Ballengeich Rd., Stirling | Hotelfrom $40
Denny Rd., Stirling | Hotelfrom $47
4 Melville Terrace, Stirling | 3 star hotelfrom $130
Castle Wynd, Stirling | Hotelfrom $124